Scrap Prime Minister's Questions, since the PM doesn't take it seriously.

Over the years PMQs has degenerated into a farcical event where the PM hardly answers questions seriously anymore. Instead we are weekly being treated to a cheap pantomime performance where petty point scoring, bad jokes and deflection has become the norm. Please end our suffering - scrap PMQs.

119 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Tuesday 13th July 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
1
Signature Deadline
Thursday 13th January 2022
Estimated Final Signatures: 144

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Recent Speeches related to Scrap Prime Minister's Questions, since the PM doesn't take it seriously.

1. Oral Answers to Questions
11/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: being penalised for receiving payments on a four-weekly basis. Will the Secretary of State give a commitment - Speech Link
2: why colleagues are asking these questions and why they want answers, but I have to repeat myself at this - Speech Link
3: purpose. If the Secretary of State is not prepared to scrap this inhumane process, will she at least support - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
30/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the M1. The Secretary of State has the power to scrap these dangerous motorways now, so will he stop this - Speech Link
2: have received a letter inviting them to a Beeching event here in the House on 4 February at which they can - Speech Link
3: to an end. What will the Secretary of State do seriously to improve safety and to encourage more people - Speech Link

3. Westferry Printworks Development
24/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Thorncliffe—had been busy selling tickets to the event to people who wanted access to the Secretary of - Speech Link
2: schedule 15 viability assessment can be rerun in the event that the appeal scheme becomes liable for community - Speech Link
3: says that it is without precedent and raises questions about the integrity of the entire planning system - Speech Link

4. General Election (Leaders’ Debate) Bill
15/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: proper TV debates—not prepared statements or questions and answers, but proper debates.The debates proposed - Speech Link
2: O’Brien)—that the weekly show of Prime Minister’s questions could be described by some as trivial and hardly worthy - Speech Link
3: to do so because of length. Prime Minister’s questions is very important, not least because I came up - Speech Link

5. Public Health
07/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: and West Lancashire, where there is lockdown, hardly vary from those in areas where there is no lockdown - Speech Link
2: support the measures they have imposed, such as the 10 pm curfew, closing pubs and restaurants, and banning - Speech Link
3: Where is the detailed explanation around the 10 pm lockdown?This statutory instrument obviously - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Scrap Prime Minister's Questions, since the PM doesn't take it seriously.
1. Prime Minister: Written Questions
asked by: Deidre Brock
04/11/2019
... (b) 287662 and (c) 287663 on Prorogation tabled on 5 September 2019.

2. Prime Ministers Questions: Public Participation
asked by: Justin Madders
26/11/2020
... when he next plans to hold another People's PMQs session.

3. Prime Ministers: Written Questions
asked by: Chris Ruane
21/12/2017
... how many and what proportion of her Office's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the information requested not being (a) collected or (b) collated centrally.

4. Prime Minister: Written Questions
asked by: Chris Ruane
21/12/2017
... how many and what proportion of her Office's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the information requested not being (a) collected or (b) collated centrally.

5. Prime Minister's Questions
asked by: Paul Flynn
03/06/2015
... what his policy is on reform of Prime Minister's Questions.

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PMQs is meant to be a meaningful service to Parliament and the public. It is a way to find out how/why the PM and his Government make decisions on our behalf. The way the PM regularly treats PMQs is an insult to those he is supposed to serve and further undermines trust in the political system. Politics/politicians already have a bad enough name. Since the UK Government and Parliament apparently can't force the PM to take PMQs seriously, it has become largely redundant and best get scrapped.


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